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Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm PDT
? >> it can. if we can get it passed quickly. >> reporter: economist ellen zentner says it could provide a critical boost to a fragile economy. >> right now business investment spending is accounting for about 7-10% of economic growth. that's not chump change. >> reporter: even conservative economists embraced the idea. >> he should have proposed this right at the very beginning. >> reporter: kevin hassett of the american enterprise institute says the incentives could add as much as 10% to equipment spending, or about $100 billion. more importantly, he says, it could change the national mood. >> i think at some point americans are going to finally say that the worst is behind us and that we're ready to boom again and this is the kind of proposal that could change the psychology and create the positive momentum we need to really get out of this malaise. >> reporter: the white house says the final cost of the incentives would be about $30 billion. the administration is also proposing a permanent extension of the research and development tax credit. katie? >> couric: all right. anthony maso
Sep 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
, that's halliburton doing the seem ellening. are they pointing a finger at halliburton here? >> that's a clear finger being pointed on halliburton on that. i haven't been able to read into it far enough to find out where the decision was made to allow them to go ahead with that system. and, you know, the -- nitrogen apparently was not effective as they thought it would be. they think that the nitrogen sort of broke out or pocketed and created gaps in the cement. >> we heard in the days after the explosion about a pressure test that's showed anomalies. a pressure test was accepted. the well integrity was not established blaming both bp and pointing the finger at transocean. transocean being the people of the rig, people being contacted to drill the well. more shared blame in that instance. >> right. yeah. in that instance, again, the company man, the person representing bp usually has the ultimate decision in that although someone from transocean, if they suspect something is wrong, they certainly have the right to speak up and contradict the company man. >> i have only had a chance t
Sep 7, 2010 7:00am EDT
million viewers and a whole lot of steam. critics say ellen was simply too nice. >> it was crazy, i think, in a bad way. >> reporter: and without paula's unpredictabili unpredictability. >> i wanted to squish you, squeeze your head off. dangle you from my rear-view mirror. >> reporter: even simon's sharp tongue couldn't save them. now, randy jackson is the only judge left. and "idol" producers are reportedly talking to everyone from elton john, to jennifer lopez, to steven tyler. tmz's camera caught up with the aerosmith frontman. >> they haven't called me yet. >> reporter: critics say that now could save the show. >> we need someone to ignite that studio with something incendiary to say. >> did you think you could become the "american idol"? >> yes, sir. >> you're deaf. >> reporter: idle chatter doesn't cut it. for "good morning america," sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. >>> when we come back, the curse of the flying fish. what will it take to finally give them the hook? [ all ] 10...9...8... a new school year has so much potential! any resolutions? my resolution is the same as always
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